Friday, October 7, 2011

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

To the pantheon that includes Guglielmo Marconi, Alexander Graham Bell, and Thomas Edison, we now add Steve Jobs. Our condolences go to his family, his friends and associates, and to the world that he, like those before him, changed profoundly for the better.

Further, in acknowledgment of the butterfly effect, belated thanks go to his then-unmarried mother, student Joanne Schieble, who decided to carry her unplanned baby to term and put him up for adoption rather than seek an (illegal at the time) abortion.

Where would our world have been had Steve Jobs not been born?